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Brad Hendricks

The Brad Hendricks Law Firm Attorney

Brad Lowber Hendricks practices in the areas of Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and management of litigation & claims. Brad is also licensed to practice in Texas and Missouri.

Legal Practice Areas in Arkansas
Personal Injury | Medical Negligence | Nursing Home Neglect | Employment Law

Brad Hendricks – Arkansas Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Attorney

Brad Hendricks has a family tradition of dedication to the law. His father, Lowber Hendricks, was also an attorney in Little Rock, and a former circuit judge in Pulaski County.  Brad’s beautiful daughter, Savannah Hendricks, is in college with plans to continue the Hendricks tradition of service to others through the practice of law.

Brad worked for many years as a trial attorney almost exclusively handling medical malpractice cases. His practice focused on representing children with cerebral palsy or other birth injuries caused by obstetric or pediatric malpractice.  In recent years, Brad’s focus has shifted to managing the law firm, one of the twenty largest law firms in Arkansas.  He strives to stay abreast of important developments in all of the firm’s cases. Brad is devoted to legal ethics, and works tirelessly to earn the trust and respect of all the firm’s clients. His success has been linked to the personal connection he feels toward his clients because of a car wreck that changed his life.

When he was only a teenager, he was a passenger in a car that was hit by a drunk driver.  The driver of his vehicle, a friend, did not survive.  He was so critically injured that, at the time, he was mistakenly told by doctors that we would never walk normally again.  He overcame those obstacles, and through hard work and determination, he proved those doctors wrong.  Brad understands the worry, the pain, the stress, the financial burden, and the obstacles that come with any car crash, and he understands that doctors can make mistakes with devastating consequences. Having been through these experiences, and being motivated by them, Brad strives to be the best, to hire the best, to work with the best, and to build the best law firm in the state.

Brad is a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, an exclusive organization, for the fourth year in row. The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization of America’s top trial lawyers. Membership in the organization is by invitation only and is extended to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership. The National Trial Lawyers has evaluated Mr. Hendricks’ qualifications and extended an exclusive invitation to him based on his performance as an exceptional trial lawyer in the practice area of Civil Plaintiff law. Brad has also been twice voted as one of the “Best Personal Injury Lawyers” by Soirée Magazine for 2012 and 2013.

In 2012, he was recognized three times by Newsweek Magazine as one of the 15 Leading Plaintiff Attorneys in the United States in Auto Accident law, one of the 20 Leading Plaintiff Attorneys in the United States in Medical Malpractice, and one of the 25 Leading Plaintiff Attorneys in Personal Injury in the United States.  Mr. Hendricks was also voted Best Attorney in Central Arkansas (twice) by the readers of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He was voted as one of the Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Arkansas by other attorneys in a poll conducted by the Arkansas Times, and was also voted by other attorneys as one of the Best Medical Malpractice Attorneys (for Plaintiffs) in two separate polls taken by the Arkansas Times.

In 2011, the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association awarded Brad the Henry Woods Lifetime Achievement Award.  This award is intended to be a very special award that is not necessarily presented each year. It is intended to recognize a lawyer in practice for more than 25 years who has devoted his or her career to helping injured victims, consumers, and who has championed the causes of those who lack money, education or the ability to protect their own rights.  He has been awarded the President’s Award two times in 2018 and 2014.  Also, in 2004, he was awarded the Roxanne Wilson Advocacy Award.  It is given to members whose love of the law, the legal profession, and advancement of advocacy is reflective of those same qualities of the late Roxanne Wilson, for whom the award is named.

His work demonstrates compassion and commitment to advocacy on behalf of the injured consumer as well as exemplifying the skills, ethics and integrity embodied in the mission of ATLA. In 2019, he was awarded the Golden Gavel Award by the Arkansas Bar Association for the fourth time.  This award is given by the President of the Arkansas Bar Association for outstanding work by committee chairs. His devotion to the highest ethical standards has elevated him into his position as the Chairman of the Arkansas Bar Association’s Professional Ethics Committee for 12 consecutive years. In 2005, he was awarded the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association Roxanne Wilson Advocacy Award, which is given to those ATLA members who have a strong love of the profession; a demonstration of dedication to family, the community and ATLA; is an activist in the advancement and improvement of the legal system and the legal profession; and in the defense of those who cannot find justice for themselves.

When Brad was handling obstetric malpractice cases in Arkansas and Texas, his most rewarding case was the case of a young child who was damaged at birth due to the negligence of a physician and the hospital staff.  This child could not walk or talk.  His parents testified that their goal for their child was for him to one day be able to walk up to Brad and thank him for fighting for him.  Medical Negligence cases, and especially birth injury cases, are among the hardest types of cases for an attorney to tackle.  Brad welcomes the challenges and is not afraid to hold doctors, hospitals, and their staff accountable for negligence. He is willing to fight for the smallest, weakest of our society to ensure that doctors are always vigilant about keeping our children safe.  He imbues his dedication into every division of the law firm.
Written by Michelle Tyree.

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Get to know Brad Hendricks

I became a lawyer because… a love for the law and dedication to service was ingrained in me by my father. There are few professions where there is so much opportunity to help others.

What I like most about the law is… the gratitude expressed by our clients when their cases are successfully concluded.

When you need an attorney, consider… the resources of the attorney or firm you are considering. Do they have the financial resources to take on big insurance companies? Do they have the necessary staff to take care of all the details? Do they have other attorneys in the firm who can assist with discussing and resolving issues as they arise? What kind of reputation does the firm have? Is this an attorney or a firm which is known to be devoted to a strict sense of ethics? What kind of experience does the firm have? How is the attorney or firm thought of by the public? Has the attorney or firm achieved leadership positions in the legal profession?

My most rewarding case was… a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of a youngster who was brain damaged at birth due to the negligence of a physician and the hospital staff. He could not walk or talk. I’ll never forget that case. The parents testified that their goal for this young man was for him to one day be able to walk up to me and thank me himself for what I had done for him and his family.

I founded The Brad Hendricks Law Firm because… I believe that if the dominant themes of a law firm are the vigorous pursuit of the best interests of the clients, dedication to excellence, a strict sense of ethics, and the development of a great working atmosphere, success takes care of itself.

What makes The Brad Hendricks Law Firm different from other law firms? What makes our firm special is that we are the largest plaintiffs personal injury firm in Arkansas, yet we operate as a family. The respect between attorneys and staff is mutual. We are fortunate to work among a special group of people. Everyone works hard and everyone cares about our clients.

I was honored… to be voted Best Lawyer in Central Arkansas by the readers of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Newspaper in 2000 and in 2001. It’s very humbling to be appreciated by the public. It has been an honor to be named in a number of polls of Arkansas attorneys as one of the best medical malpractice attorneys in Arkansas, and one of the best personal injury attorneys in Arkansas. It’s very gratifying to be recognized by your peers. It’s also an honor to have served the Arkansas Bar Association as Chairman of the Tort Law Section, and as President of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. It was an honor to receive the 2004-2005 Consumer’s Advocate Award from the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association.

My friends describe me as… loyal.

My opponents describe me as… fair.

Someone I really admire is… Dr. Bernard Nathanson. He has the courage to stand up to his own profession when its members have been negligent. He has endured vicious attacks by defense lawyers and members of the medical profession because of his willingness to take the side of patients injured by medical negligence. He has courage.

My favorite quote is… “If you work for a man, for God’s sake work for him. If you must eternally criticize and condemn, resign your position and condemn to your heart’s content. Otherwise, the first strong wind which comes through will blow you away, and you may never know why.”

My favorite book is… Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

My favorite sports team is… The Arkansas Razorbacks.

My favorite musical artist is… Bob Dylan.

What is your favorite word? Freedom.

What is a word you dislike? Can’t.

A sound or noise I love is… my daughter’s laughter.

My favorite trivia fact is… Shakespear’s line “kill all the lawyers” is misused. The line was uttered by a character who was an anarchist. He understood that lawyers hold together the fabric of society by resolving disputes in a civilized manner. In order to produce anarchy, “the first thing is to kill all the lawyers.”

Outside of my family, my most treasured belonging is… friendship.

My favorite daydream or fantasy is… living in a wilderness.

When not at work, I enjoy… spending time with my daughter, traveling, shooting pool, playing guitar, duck hunting, fishing, reading and boating.

My favorite movies are… Legends of the Fall, Cool Hand Luke, Saving Private Ryan, To Kill a Mockingbird.

My favorite lawyer joke is… Everyone loves to hate lawyers, except their own.

Brad Hendricks' Experience

Areas of Practice:

Bar Admissions:

  • Arkansas, 1980
  • Texas, 1987
  • Missouri, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996

Education:

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1980
    J.D.
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, 1977
  • B.S.
  • Honors: Cum Laude
  • Honors: National Political Science Honor Society

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Arkansas Bar Association, 2009 – Present
    Chairman, Professional Ethics Committee
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 2004 – 2005
    Past President
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
    Member, Board of Governors
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
    Member, Committee to Protect the Constitution
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Tort Law Section
    Former Chair
  • Arkansas Bar Association
    Former Chair, Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law
  • American Association for Justice
    Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    Member
  • Texas Bar Association
    Member
  • Missouri Bar Association
    Member

Honors and Awards:

  • Mid-South SuperLawyer (Honors Top 5% of attorneys in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee), 2019
  • Arkansas Bar Association’s Golden Gavel Award, 2019
  • Arkansas Life magazine, Top Attorney, 2019
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyer Association’s President’s Award, 2018
  • National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyer, 2017
  • National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyer, 2016
  • Arkansas Bar Association’s Golden Gavel Award, 2016
  • National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyer, 2015
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyer Association’s President’s Award, 2014
  • Arkansas Bar Association’s Golden Gavel Award, 2014
  • National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyer, 2013
  • Soirée Magazine, Best Personal Injury Lawyers, 2013
  • Soirée Magazine, Best Personal Injury Lawyers, 2012
  • Newsweek’s Nation’s 15 Leading Plaintiff Attorneys in Auto-Accident Law, 2012
  • Newsweek’s Nation’s 20 Leading Plaintiff Attorneys in Medical Malpractice Law, 2012
  • Newsweek’s Nation’s 25 Leading Plaintiff Attorneys in Personal Injury Law, 2012
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association’s Henry Woods Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011
  • Rated “Superb” by Avvo, 2011
  • Arkansas Bar Association’s Golden Gavel Award, 2009
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association’s Roxanne Wilson Advocacy Award, 2004
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association President, 2003-2004
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association President-Elect, 2002-2003
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association Vice President, 2001-2002
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association Secretary/Treasurer, 2000-2001
  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Best Lawyer in Central Arkansas, 2001
  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Best Lawyer in Central Arkansas, 2000
  • Arkansas Times, Best Personal Injury Lawyer, 2000
  • Arkansas Times, Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer, 1998
  • Arkansas Department of Correction, Employee of the Year, 1981

Past Employment Positions:

  • The Haskins Law Firm, Trial Counsel
  • State of Arkansas, Dept. of Correction, Compliance Attorney/Assistant Warden

Our Arkansas accident injury attorneys also represent people who were injured at work in worker’s compensation claims. We have handled all types of cases from construction accidents to toxic injury claims. Our lawyers have a firm understanding of the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and Water Law to help those workers injured in railroad accidents or on waterways such as rivers and lakes.

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The Brad Hendricks Law Firm proudly serves clients throughout Arkansas, including Arkadelphia, Benton, Conway, El Dorado, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Hot Springs, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Texarkana, and West Memphis as well as numerous counties throughout the State of Arkansas, including Arkansas County, Baxter County, Benton County, Bradley County, Calhoun County, Clark County, Columbia County, Conway County, Crittenden County, Faulkner County, Garland County, Hempstead County, Hot Spring County, Izard County, Lawrence County, Lonoke County, Monroe County, Nevada County, Pike County, Poinsett County, Polk County, Pope County, Prairie County, Pulaski County, Saline County, Sharp County, Stone County, Washington County, White County, Woodruff County, and Yell County, and all other counties in the State of Arkansas.

Little Rock

500 Pleasant Valley Drive, Building C
Little Rock, AR 72227
501-221-0444

Conway

700 Front Street, Suite 101
Conway, AR 72032
501-504-2663

Fayetteville

1 W Mountain St, Suite 102
Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-444-8194

Texarkana

Omega Professional Building
216 Olive Street, Suite 211
Texarkana, AR 71854
800-603-5100

Jonesboro

225 S. Main St., Suite 102-C
Jonesboro, AR 72401
800-603-5100

Fort Smith

2120 South Waldron Road Suite B-10
Fort Smith, AR 72903
800-603-5100